Books about Canada's skilled immigration policy, the role of museums and the obesity crisis are in the running for this year's $50,000 Donner Prize.
The short list for the award, which recognizes the best book on public policy by a Canadian, was announced Tuesday by Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation.
The finalists are:
Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, by Peter Aucoin, Mark D. Jarvis and Lori Turnbull (Emond Montgomery Publications);
Toward Improving Canada's Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluation Approach, by Charles M. Beach, Alan G. Green and Christopher Worswick (C.D. Howe Institute);
Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums, by Ruth B. Phillips (McGill-Queen's University Press);
XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, by Neil Seeman and Patrick Luciani (University of Toronto Centre for Public Management).
The short list was chosen from 58 submissions. Runners up receive $7,500 apiece.
The winner of this year's Donner Prize will be announced May 1.